UPDATE: Gas line break in Dubuque closes road overnight - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

UPDATE: Gas line break in Dubuque closes road overnight

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

UPDATE: Police say that John F. Kennedy Road in Dubuque between Crestwood Drive and Wacker Drive is closed until further notice.

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A gas line break near the 1500 block of John F. Kennedy Road in Dubuque has traffic backed up near the Kennedy Mall. Officials say they have not found the leak, and are asking people to stay out of the area.

According to the Dubuque Police Department, traffic was blocked in both directions on JFK from Wacker to Crestwood drives, just before 5:00 p.m.

Viewers calling in have said the traffic is causing delays and cars are backed up even into nearby residential streets.

As of 5:50 p.m., police said they had not yet located the source of the leak. They said they advise people to avoid the area, if possible, and avoid using open flames.

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